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Sep 29, 2012 4:30pm EDT
to the lyndon johnson biography, we're sort of in the same boat. i've been writing about johnson so long people askre me, don't u get bored? the answer is that the very opposite is true. one reason they are not about lyndon johnson, i never had the slightest interest in writing a book just to tell the life of a famous man. from the moment i first thoughte of doingrt books, i thought of i biographies -- i thought of biographies as a way of examining the great forces that shaped the times that they lived in, and particularly political power.he why is political power so important? y political power. why is political power so important? we live in a democracy. we have the power of the votes we cast that ballot boxes and the more we know about political power really works not as it is taught in textbooks and high school and college but to ignore naked reality of political power the better our votes should be and the better our countries should be and lyndon johnson is the right man to examine political power. he was such a genius in the use of it, to bend washington to his will, the political power
Sep 29, 2012 5:15pm EDT
kids. but the thing that got me. you could say that is just an example of lyndon johnson always trying to do the best job he could at whatever job he had and that is the character of johnson. i feel i know he really wanted to help because he didn't teach only the kids. he taught the janitor. the janitor's name was thomas coronado. johnson insisted he learned english. he brought a textbook and every day before and after school he and coronado would sit on the steps of a school and coronado says -- johnson would pronouns, i would repeat, johnson would spell and i would repeat. i think lyndon johnson cared about civil-rights. the second part of your question, how did he get kennedy -- it takes a lot of pages in this book to talk about all the things he does but the thing he does on the instant, this bill appears to be totally dead. he says didn't someone file a discharge petition? discharge petition had been filed -- this bill was in a committee that was never going to let it out. wasn't even the senate. still in the house rules committee which was shared by judge howard w. smith and woul
Sep 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
, lyndon baines johnson. his latest book is the fourth in a truly monumental series about johnson. it is titled "the passage of power the years of lyndon johnson." it is one of the most exacting, and at the same time, vividly recounted as a narrative story, believe about an individual, illustrative of our complex political life, and a model of how history can be rewritten when you do a detailed research and yet, still have that old classic magic which is telling their good story that draws you in. ladies and gentlemen, one of the great storytellers of america, robert caro. [applause] .. when winston churchill was writing his great biography of his ancestors someone asked him how he was coming along and he said i am working on the fifth of a projected four volumes. i am not comparing myself to winston churchill but in regard to the lyndon johnson biography we are sort of in the same boat. i have been writing about lyndon johnson so long sometimes people ask me don't you get bored? the answer is the very opposite is true. i don't think of these books as being about lyndon johnson ju
Sep 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and our ticket, lyndon johnson. [applause] on one of the most articulate spokesman of modern times, adelaide stevenson. on a great factor for our needs as a nation as a people, stewart simonton. on my traveling companion in wisconsin and west virginia, senator humphrey. on our devoted and courageous chairman, paul butler. and on that fighting campaigner whose support i now welcome, president truman. i feel a lot safer with all of them on my side. and i am proud of the contrast of our republican competitors. not one challenger has dared to put his head up in the last 12 months. [applause] i am fully aware of the fact that the democratic party by nominating someone of my faith has taken on what many regard as a new and hazardous. democratic party is once again placed its confidence in the american people and their ability to render a free and fair judgment and my ability to render a free and fair judgment. [applause] to uphold the constitution in my oath of office, to reject any kind of religious pressure or obligation that might directly or indirectly interfere with my concept of th
Sep 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
first, john f. kennedy in 1960, followed by president lyndon johnson in 1964. >> this week on "the communicators," a discussion of foreign policy and technology. joining us is alec ross, the senior advisor for innovation at the state department. it would come just in an overall sense -- how does the state department use technology to further its goals? >> look, we live in a world where technology, networks are of increasing consequence in our foreign policy. it is increasingly the backbone for communications in commerce around the world. so for us, it is just a tool, but it is an important tool. we use it for communications. we have 288 facebook pages with 13 million fans. i think we have almost 200 official twitter accounts with a couple million followers. we are using it for communication, but of greater consequence in my opinion is part of what we are looking at our some really tough traditional foreign policy challenges -- are some really tough traditional foreign-policy challenges and thinking about how we can apply to america's unique strengths of our ability and technology a
Sep 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
charge of the johnson white house, 63-64-97. lyndon johnson's secret white house takes 1964-'65 came out in 2001 and finally this past year jacqueline kennedy historic conversations on life with john f. kennedy. interviews with arthur schlesinger jr.. with your involvement with the jacqueline kennedy book? >> guest: we are at the end of three hours. thanks for watching. this was jacqueline kennedy a couple months after the assassination of her husband in the spring of 1964. seven interviews with historian arthur/injured with the idea of the -- arthur schlesinger with the idea they would be published sunday so they have been closed for decades. caroline kennedy retired two years ago but there was no reason to keep it concealed any more. she decided it would be published and asked me to edit them and write headnotes and footnotes and getting it all in context. the interesting thing is historians killed for documents other people have not seen before and i have known about this oral history for what some time because in 1964 when i was 8 years old i remember it was in the newspapers in the
Sep 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, the johnson white house tapes of 1963 in 1964. reaching for glory, lyndon johnson's secret white house tapes in 1964 to 1965, and this past year, "jacqueline kennedy: historic conversations on life with john f. kennedy" with john f. kennedy. mr. michael beschloss, what was your involvement with the jacqueline kennedy book? >> guest: jacqueline kennedy, a couple of months after the assassination of her husband, did interviews with historian arthur schlesinger, with the idea that it would be locked up for period of time and in released sunday. caroline kennedy decided about two years ago there was no reason to keep them concealed anymore. so she decided it would be published, asking to edit them and write notes and footnotes. and setting it all in context. the interesting thing here is historian's -- there were several historians. it was set in the newspaper when i was a little boy that she was doing these secret interviews at georgetown. all these years, this is one of the few things that in my mind, i would love to see, but i probably would not live long enough for it to be opened. so the ch
Sep 1, 2012 11:30am EDT
of the peace corps and director of president lyndon johnson's office of economic opportunity. party attendees include chris dodd, representative steny hoyer . [inaudible conversations] >> i like her ankle on their. it's not marine or a camera. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> yeah, but not in new york a couple days. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> she was always very commit very gracious. >> thank you. i'll tell her you said hi. patrick graduated last friday from high school. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] .mac [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> is so exciting. they always feel like your in a presidential campaign. >> i don't know. i've never run for president. and getting the book out, so that's good. [inaudible conversations] >> i can't wait to read it. >> thank you. i hope it's got some ideas and insights for people dealing wi
Sep 3, 2012 8:30am EDT
'70s -- into this political party so that alabamians could vote for lyndon johnson rather than george wallace and that the hundreds of thousands of newly-registered black voters would have people to vote for. could not just vote, but also run for office. and so that was his life's work, and he was very much committed to recapturing the greatness of african-americans in the terms of political participation. he was very steeped in the era of reconstruction because his grandfather had been a reconstruction legislator, and he grew up hearing about his grandfather, grandpa herschel, while he was coming of age in jim crow, and it radicalized him to be living under jim crow in alabama while hearing about the fact that black people used to actually have political power and be in office including his own family. >> well, who was herschel cashin? >> that was my great grandfather. handsome man, isn't he? [laughter] he was in our family lore, herschel cashin was the first black lawyer in the state of alabama and the architect of reconstruction, you know? i grew up listening to my father repeat th
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Sep 21, 2012 11:35am PDT
twice. i was once drafted by lyndon johnson and had to live in mexico for two and a half years for no reason. i've had my eye socket punched in, a kidney taken out, and i got a bone chip in my ankle that's never gonna heal. i've seen some pretty lousy situations in my life. but nothing's been worse than this. if i'd known i was gonna have to put up with a bunch of screaming brats sitting on my lap for 30 days out of the year, i would have killed myself a long time ago. come to think of it, i still might. where i come from, we didn't celebrate christmas. not because we were jewish, but because my dad was a worthless coward whose idea of a present was a daily punch to the back of the head. he did teach me how to crack a safe, though. my dad never did squat with his life, so he took it out on me. you could say i'm no different, and i'd have to say you were right. but at this point, it's too late to start over.
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
in january 1965, the queen gave him the supreme honor of a full state funeral. lyndon johnson wanted to be there, but he was in the hospital with acute bronchitis. for three days, his request for special accommodations, including her in his armchair to the funeral, ranging shelter from the rain, and being allowed to sit while others were standing. the queen granted all of his request, and thoughtfully invited him. unfortunately, lyndon johnson's doctors denied his request to meet the queen. richard nixon had been very eager to please the queen since their first meeting in 1957 when he gave her a book entitled the art of readable writing. in an effort to improve their public speaking. which had been criticized in the british press. nixon also hosted a stand-in or for prince philip in the white house, which prompted barbara walters to scold him for not including any women. nixon had princess anne and two children visit in washington, even trying to fix up his trials with his daughter, patricia, once of the prime minister's residence in the country, but he never managed to get the queen
Sep 5, 2012 7:30am EDT
that was a troubled time, for both lyndon johnson and president kennedy. they were certainly different in just about every aspect. so it was a time of trial certainly in lyndon johnson's life. and then as he is passing into the presidency, this is i think one of the more interesting times to see this from the back ground. i have to say i think robert cairo does an incredible job, having looked at his other books and heard him talk about both this book and the others, he is so nonjudgmental. he tells the good and bad and lets people decide for themselves what they think is important to. and i think he has captured so much and done so much research. he went down and lived around johnson city to kind of see in the early growing up years what lyndon johnson's life would have been like. each time he has gone further, he has done just detailed research from amazing amounts of research. so i think he is an excellent writer, and i was privileged to invite him to speak to a group of republican senators at one point. and he came and we had a very interesting back and forth. because the senators, of course wer
Sep 7, 2012 8:00pm EDT
started calculating the math. i was like, 1964, you had one president involved, lyndon johnson. mostly you would get three. you'd get kennedy and nixon in 1960 and 1968, and you would get reagan, so you might get threw, usually get two. the 1920s, you have six. you have six in contention in one way or another. several people have said, but tr is dead. yes, i know that. but if he is not dead, he is the nominee, and he is the president of the united states. wilson, he is sick. but he sends his secretary of state to the convention to emcee the convention. >> host: he wanted the nomination. >> guest: he wanted the nomination, and harding, coolidge, hoover, fdr is on the ticket as a vice presidential candidate, and so you have this hook and so much else going on with the league of nations and everything other thing. and 1960, we move on to where you have three titanic personalities. we don't have six but we have three of the biggest name brands in presidential personalities ever. kennedy, nixon, johnson, and so very, very different. so very, very different amibitions in terms of personal, and s
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
beat on. >> no, it's an entirely different culture. 68, people were killed in vietnam, lun di lyndon johnson d them back in -- >in -- >> jon: we're heading into a dog -- i don't know if they can take care of it single handedly. >> i'm worried about chuck norris but i'm waiting to hear what the bounty hunter -- >> jon: let me ask you something that's been driving me insane. >> that's impossible. >> jon: it's driving me insane and i'm not that far to begin with. this is from cnn poll lines. >> -- fact checkings [indiscernible] will have am opportunity to go forward to ensure -- there will be some issues, some of the facts but it's motivated people. >> jon: when did fact checking and journalism separate? and go their separate ways? it feels like now what are the journalists doing at the convention other than deciding whether or not something helped one candidate. it's not fact checking what's your job. then you will just mc. >> what happened is everything is so -- they were responding very quickly. you see that night we were on google and other places looking at the ryan, looking at
Sep 7, 2012 11:35pm PDT
. in fact, an illinois woman gave birth to her granddaughter just last week. but to quote president lyndon johnson, our problem is not making miracles. it's managing them. just because a woman can do this, doesn't mean that she should. here's abc's amy robach with one family's story. >> reporter: little finn and his 61-year-old grandmother christine casey share a very rare bond. not only is she his grandmother, but she's also his surrogate mother. >> how could that possibly happen? no offense, but who would do that? and what doctor would let them do that? >> we kept thinking, we were going to be stopped anywhere along the way. at every turn, they kept saying, well, you're really in amazing shape. >> reporter: chris gave birth to her grandson as the surrogate for our daughter sarah and son-in-law bill's fertilized egg. >> what we really thought would happen is we'd ask a doctor about this and they'd say, oh, guys, really, it's time to move on. or call the psych ward. >> reporter: it wasn't the way sarah and bill imagined having a baby and it was a long hard-fought road that led them down th
Sep 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to minorities, especially hispanics, that they were doomed as a national party. no democrat since lyndon johnson has won the white vote. the have all won the presidency on the minority vote. it is doable. this may be the last election if romney wins one solely on the white vote. >> you heard a lot of people saying you are trying to divide america, and a lot of people holding up signs about women. >> one of the things going viral across the country is what happened to the woman saying this is how we feed animals -- the woman assaulted by two members of the party saying, cassette and this is how we feed animals." that would never happen at a democratic convention. because democrats are better, but because they just would not do that kind of thing. -- not because democrats are better but because they just would not do that kind of thing. >> another issue democrats talked about is these photo identification laws in texas. >> it is not just taxes. democrats used -- democrats see photo id laws as a voter suppression. what if you do not have a car or a birth certificate or paying to get it. >> you cann
Sep 9, 2012 6:30am PDT
, someone we didn't know, the president of our country, lyndon johnson's courage to sign and authorize the civil rights act of 1964 easing the color line in hiring, permitted me to be brave enough to go out and to apply for a job doing work i'd seen no one else do. no matter how often i recited my mann take -- my mantra, to not be afraid of the space between my dreams and reality, promising myself that if i dreamed it, i could make it happen. i could make it come true. but without the courage of those who had marched defiantly, rode buses, sat in at lunch counters and took the beatings and cruelty that went with seeking justice in those times, my dreams would not have been possible. it is a promise of america that keeps me and millions around the world dreaming, hoping, working, and pledging to not be afraid of the unknown. that space between our dreams and our reality. because we're counting on those of you stellar scholars, powerful leaders, to continue to love liberty and the promise of america and fight for justice to help us realize our dreams. i'm so honored to receive this award
Sep 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
and women thahat they were doomed as national party. no democrat since lyndon johnson has won the white vote, which means jimmy carter once, bill clinton twice, barack obamanc have all won the presidency on the minority vot. it is doable. this maye the last election if romney wins going solely on the white vote. >> you heaeard a lot of people in the convention saying you're trying to dide america, splitting it up, and they're trying toring it together, and a lot of people holding up signs about women. >> one video going broke across the country is what happened to that cnn camerawoman. peanuts were thrown at her by two people participapating in the republican convention, saying, "this is how we feed animals." they were thrown out of the convention, but that story has gone around the country, and it says somethinng. that would never happen at a democratic convention, not because democrats are better t becaususe they would not do that kind of thing. >> what is ahead fo the >> now is the moment whehere w we can stand up and say, "i'm an american. i make my destiny. we deserve better. my childre
Aug 31, 2012 8:30pm EDT
as a national party. no democrat since lyndon johnson has won the white vote, which means jimmy carter once, bill clinton twice, barack obama once have all won the presidency on the minority vote. it is doable. this may be the last election if romney wins, one solely on the white vote. >> you had a lot of people saying you are trying to divide america come split us up, and we are trying to bring it together, and a lot of people holding up signs like women. >> one video going viral across the country is what happened to that cnn camerawoman. peanuts were thrown at her by two people who participated in the republican convention saying, "this is how we feed animals. they were thrown out of the convention, but that story has gone around the country, and it says something about the people on the floor. that would never happen at a democratic convention, not because democrats are better but because they just would not do that kind of thing. it happens that republicans. and it is clear there are people in the republican party who are worried about this. another issue democrats talk about is this p
Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the civil rights movement, for example. that is to lyndon johnson was worried about when he responded ultimately to the civil-rights movement by echoing, we shall overcome, in one of his speeches. it was not just because of a dialogue with the movement that occurred before the election. it was because the movement was so forceful and disruptive, that civil rights movement, that it polarize the country. lyndon johnson could not take the chance of being on the side of what was becoming a minority white, southern bloc. >> the occupy movements, do you see encampments happening again? >> it does not look like it, necessarily. actually, there have been small encampments on going. there has been one of going for weeks and months right along wall street and broadway. it is very small, but it is there. there are others around the country. i think more and more people are realizing that the tactic of occupy have some limits. they will have to think about that word occupy a bit more broadly, and think about other tactics and strategies that will carry this movement forward and start building the
Sep 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
started calculating amount. 1961 or 1964 -- you had one president, lyndon johnson, you get kennedy, nixon in 1960, in 1968 we did nixon. you would get reagan. you might get three, usually get to. in 1920, you have six. >> six u.s. presidents? >> six in contention in one way or another. as several people have sent. yes, i know that. but if he is not dead, he is the nominee and the president of the united states. he sends his secretary of state to the convention to stampede the convention. about idea. >> he wanted the nomination. and of course, harding, coolidge, hoover, wins two democratic primaries come fdr is on the ticket a device -- as a vice presidential candidate. you have this and so much else going on with the league of nations and every other thing. 1960, well, we move on from that to where you have three titanic personalities. we don't have six, but we have three of the biggest namebrand and presidential personalities ever. kennedy, nixon, johnson, so very different. so different in terms of dynastic or just personal, and something which, i think resonates so much with the folks
Sep 8, 2012 12:00am PDT
that compare favorably to lyndon johnson. >> politics, conventions and the president in context. when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. captioning sponsored by rose communications >> tonight, a special edition of charlie rose. >> rose: the conventions are over, president obama and governor romney have accepted their party's nominations in the race for president, it is officially underway between now and november, six, three debates will give the candidates a final chance to define themselves and their provisions. we are joined by tom brokaw, he is a special correspondent for nbc news and author of time of our lives a conversation about america, also jon meacham an executive vice president, executive editor of random house, and it is author of the forthcoming book, thomas jefferson, the art of power. welcome. you have said that this may be, we may be moving towards a time of political conventions should be a day rather than a week. >> i hope so. i wrote that at the new york times, and went to tampa and i found no one who disagreed with me, including all
Sep 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
. live on c-span. speeches from past democratic national conventions. john f. kennedy, lyndon johnson, bill clinton, harry truman. >> on c-span, a lot of the shows that i like watching our book tv. anything live. things that are court rulings. you want rock and unfiltered. it is unfiltered. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> and john f. kennedy except in the nomination for the nomination for pretty -- president. he won the nomination on the first ballot. his speech is a box 25 minutes. [applause] it was my great honor at the 1956 democratic convention and i am delighted to have his support and his a vice in the coming months ahead. let me say first that i accept the nomination of the democratic party. i accept it without reservation. and with only one obligation -- to devote every effort of my mind and spirit to lead our party back to victory and our nation to greatness. i am grateful too that you have provided us with such a strong platform to stand on and to run on. [applause] the rights of man,
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
victory for president lyndon johnson, richard nixon got a landslide victory in 1972, but a landslide democratic majority in the house and senate and let us not forget a supreme court of the united states that was still fairly and the control of liberal democrats. 4 two brief shining years or perhaps baleful years if you don't like the great society but for two years for better or for worse the united states had a government in the way that we often seek of her majesty, having a government that is a group of people who can implement a party platform that can be judged at the next election or serious elections. that is not generally the way the united states operates. courtesy of the constitution drafted in 1787 and what i want to in sister relatively unamended thereafter with regard to the basic structures we live under. the republican president, president johnson, nixon, ford, reagan and george h. w. bush not for a single day had even a single house of congress from their own political party. ronald reagan did have the senate for four years but he never had a full congress that was r
Sep 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. but that's possible. sometimes that happens in american politics. >> many people looked at lyndon johnson, for example, and said if lyndon johnson were there he could have made this work because he knew the congress and fully understood the power of the presidency and he could have made this work. could a different president have mad th work? >> look, it's the president's job to make it work. and as larry summers is quoted telling people, larry summers was the chief economic czar in the white house for obama in the first two years. was the treasury secretary for clinton and summers said, you know, obama doesn't have the joy of the game. that, in fact, in terms of the people in congress he doesn't like them. >> rose: doesn't like the people in congress? >> doesn't like them. and the people in the congress know that and there is this distance which obama's paying the price for. >> rose: paying a price for it because of the economic circumstances that we now face? >> and because they can't deal. you know, you've got to do painful things. reagan, the great tax cutter. you know, reagan raised
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